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Young People First – Yellow Card

Following consultation and feedback from members, we have updated the Young People First, Safeguarding – a code of Practice (Yellow Card). The update and details of how to get a copy will be shared in December’s monthly membership email but we want to share with you in advance the revised

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End of Year Accounts

As we all know, it is a requirement that Scout Groups and Explorer Units send copies of their annual accounts to the District. As we are now approaching the end of the year, we require all Groups and Explorer Units to submit their annual accounts to the District by 31st

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Photos from Ferriby & Swanland Scout Group's postWhat a way to finish for the su...

Developing Scouting for younger children

Work on our new plan, Skills for Life, is well underway. This includes work on digital, programme planning tools and brand. In our plan, shaped by you, we said we’d start exploring early years provision once we’d secured external funding. Today, we’re pleased to announce that we have succeeded!  

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Digital programme planning

You told us Skills for Life should prioritise brilliant programmes for young people, so we’ve prioritised creating a digital tool to make planning a great Scout Programme easier. Programme ideas and resources will live online, giving section leaders easier access to them. The tool is being introduced to the Cubs

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Good progress being made at the Tablers Wood Work Day this morning with the gras...

Tablers Wood Working Weekend

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November 8.30am to 3.30pm (both days) Main Jobs: Sealing the kitchen roof against the weather Tree planting Fence and style building Installation of new signage Everyone welcome. We need help from, Leaders, Explorers and Network. All material supplied but please bring any tools you may

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POR and pre-launch checks

We want your views on updates to rules and guidance, following a number of reviews. These include: activities, nights away, first aid, visits abroad, leadership of sections and protected marks. This is your chance to let us know if the proposed changes will cause any issues, so please take a

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Happy Birthday, Scouts!Today marks the 111th anniversary of the very first Sco...

Guide for ‘Update Charity Details’ for registered charities

The Charity Commission for England & Wales recently changed the way trustees keep their registered charity details up-to-date. The Scouts have been working with the regulator to produce a guide to help trustees use the new system. We strongly encourage that Executive Committees take a look at this new guide

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Aviva Community Fund

There are multiple Scout Groups within the County that have applied for the latest round of Aviva Community Funding. This is a competition that charities can enter to gain funding for their causes. The winners are decided via a voting system. Anyone can register to vote and choose who they would like

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This Saturday is the next in our series of work days for this winter season - as...

Tablers Wood Working Days

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November 8.30am to 3.30pm (both days) Main Jobs: Sealing the kitchen roof against the weather Tree planting Fence and style building Installation of new signage Everyone welcome. We need help from, Leaders, Explorers and Network. All material supplied but please bring any tools you may

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Advice when transporting young people in personal cars

An adult in Scouting cannot be alone in a vehicle with any young person who they are not the parent of. However, any adult involved in Scouting can transport their own child, a friend or another Scout to and from a meeting or camp, as long as they are never

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